Information Governance (InfoGovernance) is the specification of decision rights and an accountability framework to encourage desirable behavior in the valuation, creation, storage, use, archiving and deletion of information. It includes the processes, roles, standards and metrics that ensure the effective and efficient use of information to enable an organization to achieve its goals. Information governance should be an element in planning an enterprise's information architecture.

(Gartner Hype Cycle for Legal and Regulatory Information Governance, 2009, December 2009).

An Engagement Area (EA) is an area where the commander of a military force intends to contain and destroy an enemy force with the massed effects of all available weapons systems.

(FM 1-02, Operational Terms and Graphics, September 2004).

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - September 29, 2010

Provided for your review/use is this week’s snapshot update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.

eDiscovery News
Context for Considering Discovery

  1. Abusive Social Networking Can Yield IP Infringement -
  2. Attorney Says ‘Sexting’ Wis. Prosecutor to Resign –
  3. Coming Proposal Could Lead to ‘Wiretapped’ Internet –
  4. Court Orders Mirror Imaging to Ensure Preservation During Ongoing Discovery But Declines to Compel Production of Plaintiff’s Computer to Defendants –
  5. Court: Privacy on Social Networking Sites is Wishful Thinking -
  6. Document Filters as a Search Proxy War –
  7. Do Your Social Networking Privacy Settings Matter If You Get Sued?
  8. eDiscovery Searching 101: Don’t Get “Wild” with Wildcards –
  9. Ethics & E-Discovery on the LegalTalk Network –
  10. Fedex Wins eDiscovery Cloud Wars –
  11. Finding No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Plaintiff’s Social Networking, Court Compels Authorization to Disclose Current and Historical Content –
  12. Goldman’s £17.5 Million Fine to Avoid Further Scrutiny of Compliance Practice –
  13. Google Instant and Legal Search -
  14. Governance Lessons from HP -
  15. Illinois Supreme Court Adopts Rules on Evidence that Take Effect in 2011 -
  16. Judge Allows Discovery of Deleted Facebook Information –
  17. Judge Grants Discovery of Postings on Social Media –
  18. Internet Cases: “Lack of Knowledge of Interception causes ECPA Claims against Website Owners to Fail” –
  19. It Is Too Relevant!
  20. Labor Disputes Arising out of Social Media –
  21. Lawyers Set to Press ‘Play’ in Jasmine/Marvell Voice Mail Case -
  22. LegalTech 2008-2011: Measuring the eDiscovery Recession –
  23. LegalZoom and Washington State Reach Agreement Over Unauthorized Practice of Law –
  24. Live Forensics and the Cloud – Exploring the Effect of Cloud Computing on Digital Forensics – Part II –
  25. Over-Estimating Both Costs and Risks in the eDisclosure Practice Direction -
  26. Preservation Orders & First Amendment Rights on Social Networking Sites –
  27. Proactively Mitigating Risk Of Theft And Destruction Of Data By Departing Employees?
  28. Programming for Digital Forensics -
  29. Recap: The Second Intermountain eDiscovery Conference 2010 -
  30. Should Computer Illiteracy Waive Attorney-Client Privilege?
  31. Social Networks Subject To Discovery –
  32. The Role of Social Media in Sentencing Advocacy –
  33. The Six Principles of a Best Practices Anti-Corruption Program Under the UK Bribery Act Guidance – Part II –
  34. Why it is the General Counsel’s Job to Secure E-Communications, Not Just IT’s -
  35. ‘Victor Stanley II’: Judge Grimm Synthesizes ESI Preservation Law and Issues Prison Sentence for Spoliation –
Content for Understanding Technology
Vendor Views
Industry Landscape
eDiscovery Events


Argyle Executive Forum: 2010 Chief Legal Officer Leadership Forum
September 29, 2010
Chicago, IL
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The Masters Conference
October 4-6, 2010
Washington, DC
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2010 NFPA Annual Convention
October 7-10, 2010
Cherry Hill, NJ
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Gartner Symposium: ITxpo 2010
October 17-21, 2010
Orlando, FL
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EDRM Midyear Meeting
October 19-20-2010
St. Paul, MN
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DRI Annual Meeting
October 20-24, 2010
San Diego, CA
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The Sedona Conference: Patent Litigation XI
Oct 21 – Oct 22, 2010
Phoenix, AZ
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ACC Annual Meeting
October 24-27, 2010
San Antonio, TX
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2010 Techno Forensics & Digital Investigations
October 25-26, 2010
Gaithersburg, MD
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Sedona Conference, Antitrust Law & Litigation XII
October 28-29, 2010
Phoenix, AZ
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InfoSecurity – Netherlands
November 3-4, 2010
Utrecht, Netherlands
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InfoSecurity – Russia
November 17-19, 2010
Moscow, Russia
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Gartner Identity and Access Management Summit
November 17, 2010
San Diego, CA
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Gartner Data Center Summit
November 22-23, 2010
London, UK
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Gartner Data Center Conference
December 6-9, 2010
Las Vegas, NV
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ALM – Virtual LegalTech
December 14, 2010
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LegalTech New York
January 31 – February 2, 2011
New York, New York
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April 11 – 12, 2011
Chicago, IL
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LegalTech West
June 15-16, 2011
Los Angeles, CA
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Carmel Valley E-Discovery Retreat
July 17-21, 2011
Carmel, California
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